Director: Abby Berlin

Blondie’s Reward (1948)

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The 23rd film in the Blondie series revolves around a case of mistaken identity. Dagwood and Blondie’s son Alexander is getting older, and has started playing football with the neighbor boy Alvin fuddle, and they are being coached by a college football star. Dagwood is supposed to drop off some architectural plans at the home […]

Blondie’s Big Moment (1947)

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The Bumstead return from a two-week vacation, and Dagwood is feeling on top of the world. Things quickly start to go downhill, though, as he makes his way to his first day back at work. Trying to a jelly doughnut on a crowded commuter bus, Dagwood gets jelly all over the suit of a high-strung […]

Blondie’s Holiday (1947)

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I’ve gotten up to the 20th installment in the Blondie series. At this point, the movies are more than predictable, and somewhat less than funny, but I am a completist and want to watch the whole series straight through. But I find even the poorest Blondie films mildly entertaining. It is not really clear what […]

Blondie in the Dough (1947)

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The 21st film in the Blondie series was written by Arthur Marx, son of Groucho, who had already had one successful career as a tennis player, and was just starting a second career as a screenwriter. Marx’s presence seems to have helped, as the script in the film is better than many of the other […]

Blondie’s Anniversary (1947)

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The 22nd installment in the Blondie series follows the familiar pattern of Dagwood losing his job and Blondie coming up with a scheme to win it back, but this one is not nearly as funny as some of the earlier entries. The plot revolves around Dagwood and his boss trying to win a contract to […]

Blondie’s Lucky Day (1946)

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The 17th film in the Blondie series, Blondie’s Lucky Day, was released to theaters in the US on April 4, 1945, making it the last one to premier during World War II. The plot revolves around a sergeant from the Women’s Army Corps returning to civilian life whom the local mayor convinces Dagwood to hire […]

Blondie Knows Best (1946)

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The 18th film in the Blondie series starts off with Dagwood learning that man with a reputation for being grumpy has moved into the neighborhood. He goes over to warm his heart and winds up wrecking his car and garage. The neighbor turns out to be a lawyer who files suit against Dagwood. Shemp Howard […]

Leave It to Blondie (1945)

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After a rapid production schedule which brought out 14 Blondie films between 1938 and 1943, the series stopped for two years before resuming in 1945. I am not really sure why the series stopped or why it started again. This film was released in February of 1945, and I suspect that as the War dragged […]

Life with Blondie (1945)

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The 16th film in the Blondie series is certainly better than the proceeding installment, and it seems the writers had gotten back into stride after a two year hiatus. The plot centers around the family dog, Daisy. The movie opens with Daisy being chased by the city dog catcher, who is furious that she is […]

Random Quote

“You can't hunt, you can't ride, you can't shoot, you can't fence! What kind of a marriage is this?”
-Philippe de Sisis (Gene Wilder)
from Start the Revolution Without Me